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in the town. use of the president come out and give a firm message that indicates some willingness to negotiate on things including entitlements and use of speaker john boehner say he does not want to raise tax rates but he is open to additional revenues. that is the sights and sounds of leaders beginning to show some flexibility. >> we heard a number of republican governors at the rga in last vegas this week set -- suggests that republican members of congress may have to be open to tax increases for the wealthy. there is there a reasonable deal that can be made? guest: many republicans have signaled a willingness to look at new revenues on the table. many of those have been ambiguous as to exactly what form that would take. some of that discussion has focused on whether there should be an increase in the rate for so-called wealthy americans. others have talked more about getting additional revenues through capping deduction exemptions, credits, exclusions and the like. it is not clear what form this additional revenue will take but it is noteworthy that some republicans and even s
. is there a productive way in which president obama can use his executive power to negotiate and try to strike a grand bargain deal? guest: there is an opportunity in these matters. unlike the legislative branch that speaks of many voices, the executive has the opportunity to have that bully pulpit and be the vision and speak with one voice and command a disproportionate amount of the attention around the messaging. if that person has the courage to go first and go big, it could have a big impact on the debate. president obama has a tremendous opportunity here coming off of reelection. he could set the tone and the direction and show willingness to compromise to get a deal done. >> what will this look like for the president? guest: everyone sees the contours of the branded deal. -- grand deal. they will have to just entitlement programs not just for recipients but for coming generations and that could include adjusting the retirement age overtime. from a republican standpoint, you will have to split a divided government so there will be no additional revenues. the details will have to be hashed out. y
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